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Admissions Process for International Students

When you choose to study in Canada you know your education will be highly regarded. Today students have many options when it comes to education. A popular choice for training is a Private Career College.  Maritime Environmental Training Institute is an excellent choice for anyone looking for career-based training. To see Why METI? see our Programs page. METI is in the heart of Sydney, Nova Scotia on beautiful Cape Breton Island. In 2011, Cape Breton Island was named the “#1 island destination in Canada and #3 in the world” by Travel & Leisure Magazine and was also named one of National Geographic’s “Best Trips of 2013.”


Your first step should be to visit to learn about studying in Canada and what permits/visa’s you may need or should have. You must meet all criteria necessary for regular program entrance as well as International Requirements
  1. Submit a completed application form (Download and Print) completed education equivalent to or higher than a Nova Scotia High School or a two year post secondary program
  2. Submit a current resume
  3. Confirmation of high school diploma. (Must be in English)
  4. Documentation confirming date of birth. – your passport is acceptable.
  5. Picture Identification – your passport is acceptable.
  6. Proof of English Language if your education was not taught in English
Once you have submitted your application a member of the Admissions Team will be in contact with you informing you of any missing documents and the next step needed. They will also inform you how to submit your application fee ($500). All fees must be made in Canadian Dollars. The application fee is non-refundable, but should you attend METI it will be applied to your tuition cost. You may be asked to provide information regarding your ability to meet financial obligations of your studies. After all entrance requirements have been met, including the application fee,  an Acceptance Letter will then be provided so you can begin preparing to study at METI.  We will also arrange a payment plan for your tuition. METI is a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Our DLI number is O112783108317. This can be verified here. All instruction carried out at the Maritime Environmental Training Institute (METI) is in English.  If English is not you first language, a transcript to show proof of your level of English studies is required.  METI accepts testing results from Education Testing Services of Canada at require a minimum TOEFL test score of 550 (paper version) or 213 (computer version) or 80 on the Internet-based test. If English training is required, you will be required to successfully complete an English as a Second Language Program.  Upon successful completion of this program, you may then reapply for admission. METI programs are less than 6 months in duration. Generally, students may only require a valid temporary resident Visa that does not expire prior to the study period end date. It is important to know that graduates from any private career college, are currently not eligible to receive a Post Graduate Work Permit upon completion of their studies. These admissions requirements apply to all students wishing to study at METI who are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. The financial obligations of your tuition are met with two equal payments; the first day of training and the second payment due at the half way mark of your training. Should your country of origin require full tuition payment, this requirement may supersede METI’s policy. Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have, any questions you have about our programs. Contact us at 902-539-9766 or email

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